distingué
adjective Etymology: French, from past participle of distinguer Date: 1813 distinguished especially in manner or bearing

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  • distingué — distingué, ée [ distɛ̃ge ] adj. • 1670; distingué de « distinct de » XVIe; de distinguer 1 ♦ Littér. Remarquable par son rang, son mérite. ⇒ 1. brillant, célèbre, éminent, supérieur. C est l un des peintres les plus distingués du siècle. Mon… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • distingué — distingué, ée (di stin ghé, ghée) part. passé. 1°   Qui n est pas confondu. Ces jumeaux à peine distingués l un de l autre par leurs parents. Les divers sens d un mot distingués avec sagacité. •   La consécration et la manducation sont des… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • distingue — having an air of distinction, 1813 (in Byron), from Fr. distingué, lit. distinguished, pp. of distinguer (see DISTINGUISH (Cf. distinguish)). The girls I knew had sad and sullen gray faces With distingué traces That used to be there You could see …   Etymology dictionary

  • distingué — Distingué, [distingu]ée. part. Il a les significations de son verbe …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • distingué — or distinguée [dē staŋ gā′] adj. [Fr] having an air of distinction; distinguished …   English World dictionary

  • distingué — |dēˌstaŋ|gā, |diˌs , taiŋ , də̇| ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷, dē| ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ adjective Etymology: French, from past participle of distinguer 1. : distinguished in manner or bearing : marked by an appearance of distinction a rather distingué foreign diplomat with… …   Useful english dictionary

  • distingué — /dis tang gay , di stang gay/; Fr. /dee staonn gay /, adj. having an air of distinction; distinguished. [1805 15; < F, adj. use of ptp. of distinguer to DISTINGUISH] * * * …   Universalium

  • distingue — adjective Fashionably distinguished or elegant; having an air of superiority …   Wiktionary

  • distingue — adj. distinguished in manners or appearance …   English contemporary dictionary

  • distingué —    (dis stenh GAY) [French] Distinguished; having an air of distinction; dignified and well bred …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

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